Category Archives: Diabetes Alert Day

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Success Story: Jennifer Atkins

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I know I have a high risk of developing type 2 someday, because of both my family history and my gestational diabetes. People of Hispanic heritage, like me, are at even higher risk. But I’m doing all I can to prevent or delay it. Continue reading

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Success Story: Ruth Sobieralski

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Success Story: Carmen Micciche

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Success Story: Mark Lee

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When I first heard the words “you have type 2 diabetes,” I thought it was the end of the world. I had no family history and knew nothing about the disease at the time I was diagnosed, so this really came as a shock to me. But I look back now and understand it was just the beginning of a better life. As weird as this may sound, I consider my diagnosis a blessing because it has allowed me to do something I never thought possible: play hockey. Continue reading

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Take it. Share it.

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Today is the 24th annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day®! Held every fourth Tuesday in March, it’s the American Diabetes Association’s one-day “wake up call” where we are asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to assess … Continue reading

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Stories of Success

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With American Diabetes Association Alert Day® taking place tomorrow, March 27, we thought we’d share some inspirational stories of people who learned their risk for or were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes — then took steps to take control of their health. Continue reading

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Educating and Caring for Patients with Diabetes

Geralyn Spollett

What a great honor it is to serve as the American Diabetes Association’s new President, Health Care & Education. I have dedicated my career as a nurse practitioner—most of my life—to caring for people with diabetes, teaching other nurses about best practices in diabetes care and raising awareness of the disease in my community. Continue reading

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